Update below: James Holmes, the suspect in the July 20 shooting at an Aurora movie theater that killed twelve people and wounded seventy others, was widely expected to plead not guilty by reason of insanity at an arraignment hearing today.
Instead, Judge William Sylvester entered a not-guilty plea ... More >>
Through witness testimony, prosecutors this week laid out a timeline of the actions accused Aurora theater shooter James Holmes took in the months before the July 20 attack. The earliest date mentioned was April 19, when he set up a Match.com profile. The last was July 19, when Holmes allegedly took ... More >>
Editor's note: Melanie Asmar is covering day three of the preliminary hearing into the July 20 Aurora theater shooting allegedly committed by James Holmes.
Sergeant Matthew Fyles continued his testimony by displaying photos James Holmes took of himself and the future crime scene.
An important hearing in the case of Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes will start Monday, January 7 at 9 a.m.
This morning, prosecutors and Holmes's defense attorneys told the judge in the case that they're ready to proceed with the preliminary hearing, which is expected to reveal many m ... More >>
Thomas Eric Espinoza, who beat a female neighbor to death and then attempted to mount an insanity defense, has had his conviction upheld by the Colorado Court of Appeals. The case had posed numerous legal challenges, largely because of Espinoza's insistence on representing himself at trial while ple ... More >>
Prosecutors in the James Holmes case can access Holmes's application to the University of Colorado, documents relating to his withdrawal from the neuroscience program just weeks before the Aurora theater shooting and campus police records they say they "probably" have, Arapahoe County District Judge ... More >>
Today, three new documents were released in the case of accused Aurora theater shooter James Holmes pertaining to a pair of controversies -- defense attorneys' call for sanctions against prosecutors for allegedly lying about Holmes being banned from the Anschutz Medical Campus, and a request from th ... More >>
This morning, the court released more than fifty documents in the James Holmes case that had previously been kept from public view -- dating all the way back to Holmes's application for a public defender on July 20, the day prosecutors say Holmes shot and killed twelve people and injured 58 at a mid ... More >>
Most of the lengthy hearing yesterday in the James Holmes case focused on whether the prosecution will have access to a package the suspect allegedly sent to psychiatrist Lynne Fenton before the July 20th shooting at an Aurora movie theater. But one quick exchange between Fenton and the defense rais ... More >>
Update: The three-and-a-half hour hearing in the James Holmes/Aurora theater shooting case is over -- with no conclusion on a key issue of whether the prosecutors will have access to a package the suspect sent to his psychiatrist, Dr. Lynne Fenton, who was questioned at length today for the first ti ... More >>
At a hearing last Thursday related to the James Holmes/Aurora theater shooting case, Judge William Sylvester said he hoped to rule by Monday about whether prosecutors should have access to the suspect's University of Colorado educational documents. However, a decision on that matter hasn't been made ... More >>
Yesterday, in her courtroom coverage of the latest James Holmes hearing, Melanie Asmar quoted prosecutors as saying the accused Aurora theater shooter had been banned from the University of Colorado after he'd made threats -- and so did pretty much every other media outlet on the planet. Now, howeve ... More >>
James Holmes "had conversations with a classmate about wanting to kill people in March 2012" and "made threats to a professor" at the University of Colorado according to a motion written by prosecutors (and on view below). The motion, which was made public today, says "evidence gathered so far" incl ... More >>
Update below: Suspected Aurora theater shooter James Holmes was banned from the University of Colorado in June after he made threats that were reported to the campus police, prosecutors said in court today. That month, he also failed his oral board exams, was told by professors that he should perhap ... More >>
Francis Hernandez is bound for a long spell in stir.As the Darrent Williams murder trial is getting underway, another high-profile trial has come to an end.
A jury has found Francis Hernandez responsible for the deaths of three people in a 2008 crash at a Baskin Robbins. Among the victims: t ... More >>